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Bin Bayyah

Abdallah Bin Bayyah

King Abdulaziz University

Abdallah Bin Bayyah is a renowned Mauritanian scholar of Islamic legal theory who teaches at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. His research specialties include jurisprudence, legal theory, syntax, language, rhetoric, Qur’anic exegesis and its auxiliary sciences, and the science of prophetic tradition. He was formerly a judge at the High Court of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and the head of Shariah affairs at the Ministry of Justice. He currently presides over the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies, which aims to defeat extremism by advancing religious and cultural literacy.